The concern and care for the people of the Amazon must begin with the reduction of deforestation and associated crimes.
Weekly opinion articles written by a network of regular and guest columnists. The vision of scientists, specialists in public policies, production chains and communities affected by deforestation.
The global market for these products, such as cocoa beans, brazil nuts, black pepper, is huge, but the Amazon still has a very small share. What is missing?
Disputes for mineral resources are known to be violent. Public policies must stop ignoring this.
We need to direct the aspirations and opportunities of a new labor market toward activities aligned with conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.
In a struggle still hidden from the public opinion, indigenous peoples and traditional communities try to prevent expanding fossil fuel extraction projects in the forest from repeating disasters like those experienced in Ecuador and Peru
Coalition Brazil: PL 191 is the result of casuistry: it does not contribute to the acute fertilizer crisis and also endangers areas of preserved forest, which contribute to the rain, so vital for agribusiness.
For more than 30 years, Shaman Pharmaceutical and its successors have been trying to convert traditional Amazonian knowledge into profitable medicines. So far they have not succeeded.
Differentiated credit conditions for producers who adopt sustainable practices, engage in zero deforestation, and have environmentally regularized properties can generate economic incentives for greater agricultural productivity and forest conservation.
Everyone will suffer the impacts caused by climate change, but some groups are more vulnerable and tend to be harder hit. It is up to all of us to act.
Released this week, a new IPCC Report points out that tropical regions, such as Brazil will be particularly vulnerable. Amazon, Northeast, and agricultural production across the country will be strongly affected if the temperature rises above 1.5ºC.